The defection of two members of the opposition camp in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, depleted their number in the lower chamber of the National Assembly.
Rep. Ali Datti Yako, the only Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member from Kano State and an All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Rep. Danjuma Usman left their parties for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Their letters of defection were read on the floor of the House by the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Rep. Yako defeated Abdulmuminu Jibril in the Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency election in 2019.
Giving his reason in the letter, he said the PDP in Kano is now embroiled in a crisis which has divided its members.
Similarly, Rep Usman said APGA was also in a crisis in Taraba State, a situation he stated that posed a threat to his political aspiration on the platform of the party.
Immediately the letters were read by the Speaker, the House Minority Leader, Rep Ndudi Elumelu protested.